Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (26 March 2019)

Jean Muller

Jean Muller
Born in 1946 in Besançon, France, Jean Muller started his training in design, graduating in 1966 from the Fine Arts School in his home town - Besançon - well known as the capital of watch design in France.

Jean began his career as a stylist for an international watchmaking group -he recalls his first client in London was a Madame
Moussaief. By the 1980s, by now highly respected within the watch industry, he launched BUGATTI's watch brand, independently managing this project from the initial designs right through to worldwide distribution.

For the past 15 years, Jean Muller has been discreetly cooperating with many of the greatest names in Swiss watchmaking and French jewellery - including
Maubouissin, Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Dior, Chopard, Girard Perregaux, Richard Mille, TAG HEUER etc, his company now working in alliance with master watchmaker Bruno Saville, with their watchmaking workshops located in Le Locle (Switzerland).

In 2000 Jean was awarded the INPI Innovation Trophy, In 2005: 3rd Prize, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and In 2006: Gazelle 2005 Award from the French Ministry of SMEs, commerce, ,trade and liberal professions. Now retired, Jean has passed on the management of the family firm to his son,
Benjamin Muller, who continues to develop and expand the business as a luxury watch brand in new exciting directions, having just launched his own new ‘Spyder’ collection of watches.

A modest and quietly spoken man, Jean confesses to being an unashamed romantic, His designs for the ‘Damoiselle D’ Collection of watches and rings offered here for sale, were inspired by his wife, and his love of flowers and nature. The Demoiselle D Collection is unique, and has never offered for sale on the open market - all the watches and rings are in new, unused condition.